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All About Dubai International Film Festival

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One of the most anticipated events of Dubai is very close now. Yes, we are talking about Dubai international film festival. This event will bring together some of the best filmmakers in the region with exclusive screenings and a series of awards. This will be the biggest happening in the city when it comes to film. The fourteenth edition of this event is set to take place from December 6 to 13 and Dubai is excited as much as possible for this event. Every year the Dubai international film festival brings this city some of the biggest stars from all around the world and screens much-anticipated International and Arabic films. This has become one of the best events and residents and visitors are counting days for initiation of this event. DIFF 2019 hosted A-listers like Maria Bravo, Eva Longoria, Melanie Griffith, Anastacia, and more – and the 2021st edition of this event will not be any different. Who can forget about the great performance by Anastacia during the Global Gift Gala on day six of the 13th annual Dubai International Film festival that took place at the four-season hotel on December 12 2016 Dubai United Arab Emirates? The event’s panel take place in headquarter which was located in Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

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It is one of the most popular tourist magnets in the city and you get a great chance to rub shoulders with some of the biggest real names in the film industry all around the world. This year’s panel will cover different topics that will include reality finance and production along with the art and craft of a movie. This will help film lovers to get a deeper understanding of cinematography from the best Producers and filmmakers of all around the world in a unique manner.

This international film festival offers screenings all over the city where the public can purchase tickets to watch the best documentaries and films from the region and globally as well. Last time the committee was most excited about the screening of Star Wars the last Jedi. This film is expected to close the festival and will bring more famous faces to Dubai. Along with this several American movies that will be presented in Gale screenings are James Franco’s The Disaster Artist and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.

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Tickets are available for the public in bundles where ticket holder is allowed to watch movies all over Dubai in regular is screenings or purchase tickets for gala screening as well. There is also a Red Carpet Gala package for an opportunity to mingle with the biggest names in the film industry. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Dubai international film festival is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He is vice president and prime minister along with the ruler of Dubai. This is a not-for-profit Cultural Event and this event is organized by Dubai entertainment and media organizations.

Dubai entertainment and media organization initiated this event in 2004 to attract a crowd to visit the world's wealthiest country right now. This festival was organized with the help of the ruler of Dubai and it was done in hopes to increase tourism in Dubai.

The Dubai international film festival is one of the leading film festivals in Middle East Asia and Africa. In 2004 when it is started this festival has been a great influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talents at the international level by enhancing the cinema Movement in this region.

The film industry in Dubai is currently worth around 420 million Euros to the local economy as the film and TV Commission continues to increase the production of foreign films within the city. It has grown by Mini force in last several years as there are Great movies that are filmed in this place.

A feature film is a narrative film why the running time is enough to consider the sole presentation in a commercial entertainment program. These are generally up to 210 minutes long.

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